Southeast Georgia Health System Placenta Donation Program Expands to Brunswick Campus

Southeast Georgia Health System has expanded their Placenta Donation Program to the Brunswick Campus. The program kicked off in May 2022 at the Camden Campus, and now, mothers who deliver their babies via cesarean section at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus have the same opportunity to heal others by the donation of their placenta. By participating in the Maternity Care Centers’ Placenta Donation Program, one placenta can benefit up to 50 people suffering from various wounds, injuries and eye conditions.

Erin Simpson is the first placenta donor on the Health System’s Brunswick Campus. She and her husband, Drew Simps on, welcomed their precious daughter, Andi Jean Simpson, into the world on June 20, 2022, at 8:15 a.m. She weighed in at 8 pounds 10 ounces and measured 20 inches. Miss Andi was delivered by Jason M. Joseph, M.D., board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The amniotic membrane or “amnion,” which protects an embryo during pregnancy, is the only tissue designed by nature specifically as a universal transplant. It can be used for a variety of wound healing and life-saving purposes, including treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds and soft tissue injuries, during eye surgery as a foundation to replace damaged eye tissue, and for the treatment of burns, leg ulcers and pressure ulcers. Placenta donation has no side effects for mom or baby.

To learn more about the Southeast Georgia Health System Maternity Care Centers, visit sghs.org/maternity.

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